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Daily Mail – Great Britain

Cyclist tweets a touching snap of new wife Laura Trott

The couple who have a haul of 10 Olympic gold medals, taking home five between them in Rio, got married yesterday with Kenny posting a snap of his new wife in their marital bed.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 3:18 pm

The Queen’s horses are to get a giant equine treadmill at cost of £130k

Her Majesty is spending £130,000 on the UK’s largest automatic horse-walker at her stud farm in Sandringham, measuring 330-ft and capable of walking 18 horses at the same time.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 3:09 pm

RAF drone pilots involved in an attack which killed 62 Syrian troops are to be cleared

The RAF is co-operating with a US-led investigation into last Saturday’s botched air strike near the eastern city of Deir al-Zour, blamed for causing a fragile ceasefire in Syria to collapse.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Labour’s domestic abuse Minister Sarah Champion’s ex-husband ‘still has nightmares’

Sarah Champion (pictured) admitted that she was arrested and cautioned by police after attacking explorer Graham Hoyland during their ‘very acrimonious’ divorce in 2007.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 2:49 pm

ITV drama featuring a fictitious love affair in Tutankhamun’s tomb upsets Lord Carnarvon

In the drama, Howard Carter – played by heart-throb Max Irons – is shown passionately kissing Lady Evelyn Herbert (pictured). The storyline has disappointed the current Lord Carnarvon.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 2:38 pm

Pippa Middleton’s hacking investigators arrest 35 year old man  

Police investigating claims that Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account was hacked have arrested a 35-year-old man in Northamptonshire, Scotland Yard has revealed.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 2:30 pm

Police divers find a body after 14-year-old boy went missing in River Erewash

Josh Boothman died after disappearing beneath the surface of the River Erewash in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, on Saturday afternoon, police are now investigating the tragic incident.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 1:47 pm

Indian Express – India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC – Great Britain

Bosnian Serb referendum on disputed 9 January holiday

Bosnian Serbs are voting on whether to maintain 9 January as a national holiday in defiance of Bosnia’s highest court.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 2:24 pm

Swiss endorse new surveillance powers

Swiss voters give overwhelming approval to new surveillance powers for the country’s intelligence agencies.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 1:24 pm

David Cameron ‘let down’ by Theresa May, says former PM aide

David Cameron felt “badly let down” by Theresa May during the EU referendum campaign after she repeatedly refused to back him, his former director of communications says.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 12:52 pm

Syria conflict: Russia ‘may have committed war crime’ – Johnson

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson suggests that Russia may have committed a war crime in Syria, if it was behind an attack on an aid convoy near Aleppo.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 12:36 pm

Rock’n’roll dreams

Forty years on from their first jam in a Dublin kitchen, friends of U2 tell how the band rose to the top of the rock hierarchy.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 9:38 am

Chateau boot camp

France is planning a string rehabilitation centres to combat extremism. But the first to open is already proving controversial.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 12:50 am

Prize catch

The BBC’s James Badcock examines how activists doggedly pursued their country’s former economy minister and IMF chief, Rodrigo Rato, over corruption claims.

Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 11:20 pm

NPR – United States

Russian Hackers Doxxed Me. What Should I Do About It?

NPR’s David Welna was recently hacked by a pro-Kremlin website when he applied for press credentials in Ukraine. He’s hardly alone. But it’s an issue the U.S. government is reluctant to discuss.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 10:59 am

A Harrowing, Mountain-Scaling Commute For Chinese Schoolkids

To get to school, the children must trek as many as four hours up and down a 2,600-ft. mountainside, relying on rickety ladders. Their families see their education as a way out of poverty.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 10:28 am

After Aiding Injured Israelis, A Palestinian Is Targeted For Abuse

When an Israeli family was ambushed in their car in the West Bank, two Palestinians came to their aid. One is paying a price now, seen as aiding the enemy.

Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 9:30 pm

The American Diplomat Who Helped Bring An End To Colombia’s War

An American negotiator played a key role in helping Colombia end it’s half-century war between the government and the FARC guerrillas. Here’s how he did it.

Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 12:47 pm

Want To Get To Know The Real France? Call A ‘Random’ French Person

A tourist agency in France has established a hotline that connects callers to a random French volunteer. NPR’s Oliver Dearden tested it out.

Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 12:47 pm

PHOTOS: Dreamlike Pictures Of The Water The World Needs

Photographer Mustafa Abdulaziz has spent four years documenting the world’s water woes. His “Water Stories” are now on display by New York’s East River.

Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 11:00 am

Did Russia Hack The NSA? Maybe Not

When news broke last month the National Security Agency might have been hacked, suspicion fell on Russia. Now some analysts think an NSA insider might have been involved, wittingly or not.

Posted on 23 September 2016 @ 9:56 pm

The Jerusalem Post – Israel

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Voice of America – US Government

Syria, Russia Bombard Aleppo

Syrian and Russian jet fighters pounded the city’s residential communities where an estimated 250,000 people live, flattening buildings and leaving streets filled with debris and chunks of concrete.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 3:10 pm

Man Claiming to be Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau Surfaces in Video

The leader of jihadist group Boko Haram reappeared in a video posted on social media Sunday, saying he is in good health and rejecting statements by the Nigerian army he has been seriously wounded.

Speaking in Hausa, Arabic and English and in dialects spoken in northeast Nigeria, a man purporting to be Abubakar Shekau said in a 40-minute video addressed to the military, “You broadcast the news and published it in the social media that you injured or killed me, and here I am.”

The…

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 2:52 pm

Charlotte Volunteers, Police Show Love for ‘Queen City’ Amid Protests

Until Saturday afternoon, uptown Charlotte, often called Queen city, and its parks, which served as meeting points for protesters every night this past week, were largely deserted before sundown.

That is except for a few Charlotte residents who periodically dropped off cases of bottled water, vinegar, and masks for demonstrators who would be marching later in the night to protest the fatal police shooting of a man last Monday.

Charlotte residents who aren’t marching are also helping…

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 2:36 pm

Syria, Russia Bombard Aleppo Hours Before UN Meets on Syrian Violence

Syrian and Russian jet fighters bombarded the rebel-controlled eastern section of Aleppo in Syria on Sunday, hours before the United Nations Security Council was set to discuss the wave of violence engulfing the city.

The attackers pounded the city’s residential communities where an estimated 250,000 people live, flattening buildings and leaving streets filled with debris and chunks of concrete. The assault included missile strikes, barrel bomb attacks and artillery fire.

The…

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 2:17 pm

Cuban-American Baseball Star Killed in Boat Accident

The Miami Marlins Major League baseball team says ace right-handed pitcher Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident.
 
The U.S. Coast Guard says the 24-year old Fernandez was one of three people killed early Sunday in a boat crash off Miami Beach.  Officials say the 10-meter boat they were in had a “severe impact” with a rock jetty.

Fernandez was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, and defected to the United States with his mother and sister when he was 15…

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 2:12 pm

South China Sea Claimants Blur Lines Between Military, Civilians

Southeast Asian nations have tried for years to establish a code of conduct for shipping, fishing and exploring for oil in the South China Sea. The idea is to avoid a conflict in the disputed, and potentially lucrative, waterway.

But some regional experts say such a code may be pointless.

Collin Koh Swee Lean, a maritime scholar at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said that’s because most countries with overlapping claims in the region believe their military…

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 12:46 pm

Trump-Clinton Debate Showdown Looms as Key Campaign Moment

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump face off in the first of three nationally-televised debates Monday in Hempstead, New York. The Clinton-Trump showdown is likely to be one of the most-watched events of the U.S. presidential campaign and could have an impact on the outcome of what has become a close race for the White House. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has a preview from Washington.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 12:33 pm


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